£300 - £400
A PAIR OF DERBY CRESTED BOTANICAL PLATES FROM THE DUKE OF DEVONSHIRE SERVICE, C1810-15 painted with different specimens and the Cavendish crest in gilt rim, 25cm diam, painted mark and titles Love Lies Bleeding Amaranthus or Amaryllis Somieufis Gurnsey Amaryllis in red script, one also with gilder's numeral 2
Provenance: William Cavendish, 7th Duke of Devonshire (1808-1891), by whom possibly inherited from his grandfather George Cavendish, 1st Earl of Burlington ( 1754-1834); thence by descent until sold in the sale of 'A considerable portion' of the contents of Compton Place, Eastbourne, Summerfield & Day, auctioneers, 1954.
Eight plates from the same service are illustrated Twitchett (J) Derby Porcelain 1748-1848, Woodbridge 2002, col plt 81.
One plate with small filled rim chip at 5 o'clock; both with slight scratches and wear